Archive for September 30th, 2008

Crisis Mode

September 30, 2008

The New York Film Festival had a very interesting forum on the state of film criticism with their Film Criticism in Crisis? — sponsored by Film Comment magazine and given before a near sold-out house, at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater. As he introduced his prestigious panel, Film Comment editor Gavin Smith joked that using the word “crisis” sort of guaranteed that people would sit up and take notice.

The panel was composed of participants include recently retired Chicago film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum, currently in jeapordy Cahiers du cinĂ©ma editor Emmanuel Burdeau, Film Comment’s Editor-at-Large Kent Jones, GreenCine Daily editor David Hudson, O Magazine film critic Jessica Winter, Pascual Espiritu aka Acquarello of Strictly Film School, and Seung-hoon Jeong, former critic for Korean film weekly Cine 21, now in Yale’s PhD program.

Previously, we’ve reported on the dwindling ranks of critics here and here.

A post mortem with GreenCine Daily can be found here.


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